The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for eggPlant skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited eggPlant over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

TestPlant eggPlant
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 629 614
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs citing eggPlant 10 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.020% 0.020%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.13% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 3
Median daily rate £450 £340 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +17.24%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £340 -
% change year-on-year +32.35% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.50

eggPlant is in the development application skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 7886 7861 7025
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.32% 14.52% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 5263 4495
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 187 131
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £32.20 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.29 £37.50
% change year-on-year +0.49% +12.77%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing eggPlant as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

Job vacancy trend for eggPlant in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing eggPlant.

Contractor daily rate trend for eggPlant in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing eggPlant over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for eggPlant in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant.

Contractor hourly rate trend for eggPlant in the UK

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Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing eggPlant within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +46 9 £450 +32.35% 4
Berkshire +32 8 £450 +12.50%
South East +23 8 £450 +80.00%
Bracknell - 8 £450 -
West Midlands - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing eggPlant also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for eggPlant.

1 20 (83.33%) BDD
2 19 (79.17%) REST
2 19 (79.17%) WebDriver
2 19 (79.17%) JSON
2 19 (79.17%) Selenium
2 19 (79.17%) Groovy
2 19 (79.17%) Java
2 19 (79.17%) XML
2 19 (79.17%) Python
2 19 (79.17%) HTTP
2 19 (79.17%) TDD
2 19 (79.17%) Ruby
3 16 (66.67%) Maven
3 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (66.67%) Content Management
3 16 (66.67%) JMeter
3 16 (66.67%) CMS
3 16 (66.67%) Project Management
3 16 (66.67%) OOP
3 16 (66.67%) OO
3 16 (66.67%) Ant
3 16 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
3 16 (66.67%) Sitecore
3 16 (66.67%) Splunk
3 16 (66.67%) Bitbucket
3 16 (66.67%) Gradle
3 16 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
4 14 (58.33%) Scrum
4 14 (58.33%) C++
4 14 (58.33%) Automated Testing

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Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (66.67%) CMS
1 16 (66.67%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (79.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) Internet
Development Applications
1 19 (79.17%) Selenium
1 19 (79.17%) WebDriver
2 16 (66.67%) Ant
2 16 (66.67%) Apache Ivy
2 16 (66.67%) Bitbucket
2 16 (66.67%) Gradle
2 16 (66.67%) JMeter
2 16 (66.67%) Maven
3 5 (20.83%) Gatling
3 5 (20.83%) JIRA
3 5 (20.83%) NeoLoad
4 4 (16.67%) HP UFT
5 3 (12.50%) Cucumber
6 1 (4.17%) Robot Framework
General
1 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (54.17%) Developer
1 13 (54.17%) Developer in Test
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Functional Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Functional Test Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Performance Engineer
5 2 (8.33%) Development Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (79.17%) JSON
1 19 (79.17%) REST
1 19 (79.17%) XML
2 5 (20.83%) React
2 5 (20.83%) Web Services
3 3 (12.50%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Mac OS
1 4 (16.67%) Windows
1 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) BDD
2 19 (79.17%) TDD
3 16 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (66.67%) Content Management
3 16 (66.67%) OO
3 16 (66.67%) OOP
3 16 (66.67%) Project Management
4 14 (58.33%) Automated Testing
4 14 (58.33%) Scrum
5 12 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (50.00%) Visualisation
6 11 (45.83%) Manual Testing
6 11 (45.83%) Security Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 4 (16.67%) Document Management
8 4 (16.67%) Functional Testing
8 4 (16.67%) ITIL
8 4 (16.67%) Performance Engineering
9 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
10 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 19 (79.17%) Groovy
1 19 (79.17%) Java
1 19 (79.17%) Python
1 19 (79.17%) Ruby
2 14 (58.33%) C++
3 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 4 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Docker
2 4 (16.67%) XenApp
2 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) HP Fortify
2 4 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Sitecore
1 16 (66.67%) Splunk
2 9 (37.50%) HP